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Focus on Solutions - A Health Professional's Guide

(revised second edition 2016)
by Kidge Burns

ISBN 978-0-9933463-2-3, 192 pages

Focus on Solutions - A Health Professional's Guide

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"...makes Solution Focused Brief Therapy accessible, achievable and inspiring."
Louise Collins, Director of Clinical Services, Connolly Hospital, Ireland

Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) promotes collaborative work and positive outcomes. It is an approach that can be used with individuals, families and groups in acute hospitals as well as with clients who are seen as outpatients or in the community.

Written in an accessible style with over seventy case examples, this new edition of Focus on Solutions shows how SFBT can help people who are suffering from voice or memory difficulties, a stammer, a stroke, HIV, traumatic brain injury or illness such as cancer or Parkinson's disease. Two new full session transcripts show clients beginning to shift from focusing on the problems in their lives towards a clear description of how they want their lives to be different. Recent outcomes are included on solution focused supervision within the NHS and examples of ways to help clients monitor progress and give feedback.

Focus on Solutions contains many useful ideas for experienced practitioners and those new to solution focused work, which is of growing importance in the health service as well as business and education. Therapists, doctors, nurses and psychologists will find this book an invaluable contribution to the field of reflective practice.

"Focus on Solutions is a clear and inspiring application of the solution-focused approach in a medical and community setting... Bonus content includes how to be solution-focused in supervision, training new practitioners, and measuring client outcomes."
Peter De Jong, Professor of Social Work, Emeritus, Calvin College, Grand Rapid, Michigan USA

"The varying and updated case examples brings the approach to life, demonstrates its practical nature and how it can be incorporated into existing speech and language therapy frameworks.."
Alison Nicholas, Clinical Lead Speech and Language Therapist, Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children

"No other book deals as explicitly with the use of solution-focused brief therapy in the field of acute and chronic physical ill-health.."
Dr Alasdair Macdonald, author, Solution Focused Therapy: Theory, Research and Practice